Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
A Conductor-less Orchestra
The orchestra operates on entirely self-managing principles. With their residence in New York’s Carnegie Hall, it has earned rave reviews and is widely regarded as one of the world’s great orchestras. Musicians from the orchestra make all artistic decisions, from choosing the repertoire to deciding how a piece ought to be played. They decide who to recruit, where to play, and with whom to collaborate. Trust is an important face of Love. This orchestra shows its a misperception that putting trust in practice is still experimental. They do what others think is still impossible.
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is an award-winning orchestra that holds over 70 concerts every year in venues in Asia, Europe and North America. Founded in 1972 by Julian Fifer and fellow musicians including Ronald Bauch and Joanna Jenner, Orpheus is a self-regulating orchestra where musicians function in a collaborative leadership style to conduct rehearsals and give concerts. Because of this self-governing approach, musicians are not limited to the conductor’s viewpoints and perspectives on how to interpret musical compositions.